Pirates Travel to UConn for Saturday Night Showdown

South Orange, N.J. – Seton Hall men’s soccer hits the road this weekend as they travel to Storrs to face UConn. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. on Saturday night, with live coverage on the BIG EAST Digital Network on FloFC.
 
LAST TIME OUT
The Pirates played DePaul to a scoreless draw at home on a rainy Wednesday night at Owen T. Carroll Field. The Hall had no shortage of chances, as it outshot the Blue Demons 20-6 on the night. Hannes Ronnholmen (Stockholm, Sweden) picked up his fourth shutout of the season, making a pair of saves.
 
SCOUTING UCONN (3-5-1, 1-2-1)

  • The Huskies picked up their first BIG EAST win of the season on Wednesday, taking down Providence at home, 3-2.
  • Frantz Pierrot leads the team with three goals on the season, while Mateo Leveque has a team-high nine points.
  • UConn is allowing 2.22 goals per game, the most among BIG EAST teams this season.
  • Chris Gbandi is in his first season as head coach for UConn and was a member of the Huskies’ national title winning team in 2000.
  • UConn leads the all-time series 15-14-4, and won last year, 1-0, in South Orange on a goal scored by Ben Awashie with 16 seconds remaining.
  • Seton Hall has not won at UConn since a 3-2 overtime win in the semifinals of the 2000 BIG EAST Tournament.

NEWS & NOTES

  • The Pirates are unbeaten through four BIG EAST games for the first time since 2003. The only time Seton Hall was unbeaten through five conference games was 1991.
  • Seton Hall is riding a six-game unbeaten streak, marking the third consecutive season in which the program has accomplished that feat.
  • Seton Hall is one of only two teams in the BIG EAST with one or fewer losses so far this season (Xavier).
  • Wednesday’s tie against DePaul was the Pirates’ fifth of the season, tying the single-season program record which has been done twice before (2014, 1979).
  • The Hall had an 11-2 edge in corner kicks on Wednesday against DePaul, their largest advantage in that category since owning a 10-0 margin in corners on Sep. 27, 2014, also against DePaul.
  • Borg’s goal against St. John’s was the latest regulation game-winning goal for the Pirates since CJ Tibbling’s 89th minute goal against Air Force in the opening round of the 2020 NCAA Tournament.
  • Johannes Pex’s penalty kick goal against Xavier was the latest game-tying goal scored by the Pirates since Spencer Burkhardt netted an equalizer at 89:58 in an eventual Pirate overtime win at Princeton on Sep. 7, 2017.
  • The Pirates scored a goal in each of their first nine matches of this season, doing so for the first time since 1999 when they scored in their first 11 matches.
  • Seton Hall has won its last six matches, and 15 of its last 16, when scoring the first goal.
  • The win over Oregon State was the Pirates’ first over a top-10 team in the United Soccer Coaches rankings since beating No. 2 Georgetown to win the BIG EAST title on Apr. 17, 2021. The win also marked the first time Seton Hall has defeated a top-10 non-conference foe since winning at No. 3 Virginia in the 2001 NCAA Tournament.
  • The Pirates conceded just one goal through its first three matches of the season, the program’s best defensive start to a season since 2005.

WATCH
All BEDN events can be seen on FloSports, one of the leading streaming services in the world. Special Seton Hall pricing is available only through this link for fans who want to subscribe to watch Seton Hall events, home and away, as well as all other live events on the FloSports platform. Fans with a .edu school address can purchase a subscription for $6.99 per month, and all other fans can purchase a subscription for $12.50 per month. The non-Seton Hall pricing on FloSports is normally $29.99 per month.
The link to watch all Seton Hall Men’s Soccer games can be found here.
 

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